Youth Appreciation Week

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Since 1956 Optimist clubs have taken the occasion of “Youth Appreciation Week” to demonstrate our commitment to young people. Youth Appreciation week is celebrated in Bay county the third week of November. This is when we solicit each High School in Bay County for their help in selecting a young man and a young woman to represent their school at the dinner held in their honor. We want to recognize the accomplishments of the youth in the home, school, place of worship, and the community. The two Bay County Optimist Clubs host the recognition banquet.

The banquet is held at the Panama City Beach Senior Center located on Lyndell Lane and Middle Beach Road. Dinner is served at 6:30 PM, with the awards presentation to follow.  Students are allowed to bring 4 guests to the awards ceremony.

If you have any questions please contact James Buell at 850-866-0949.


James Buell

Optimist Club of the Beaches